September 25, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Microcuvette and Analyzer Deliveries
SUBJECT 2: Coding Leave Time within WIC Invoicing System
SUBJECT 3: FY18 Nutrition Monitoring Form
SUBJECT 4: National Voter Registration Training
SUBJECT 5: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Platte County Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Clerk - Platte County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department

 

SUBEJCT 1: Microcuvette and Analyzer Deliveries. Local agencies scheduled to receive a shipment of microcuvettes and/or analyzers should begin receiving their shipment the week of September 25, 2017.

Once you have received your order, please verify the number of microcuvettes and analyzers received with the number listed on the packing slip. If the number of microcuvettes/analyzers in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip. Please fax the packing slip to Beth Ott at 573-526-1470, within one week of receiving the shipment. Providing this confirmation on the packing slip is required in order for the state agency to pay for the microcuvettes and send WIC tags for the analyzers. If the number of microcuvettes/analyzers received is different from the packing slip, please call Beth Ott at 800-392-8209. If you are unable to locate your packing slip, please send an email stating how many boxes or analyzers you received and the date you received the shipment to Elizabeth.Ott@health.mo.gov

Thank you for your prompt cooperation.

SUBJECT 2: Coding Leave Time within WIC Invoicing System. Beginning October 1, 2017, the assignment of Local Agency staff leave expenses (e.g., vacation, sick, maternity, etc.) to a direct cost category should be handled in the same manner that each Local Agency staff wages are assigned. Additional guidance on how to determine percentage of hours worked by category for coding leave time can be located here under Policies and Procedures on our website. Questions about coding time within the WIC Invoicing System should be directed to your Local Agency’s administrative technical assistant (TA).

SUBJECT 3: FY18 Nutrition Monitoring Form. The updated FY18 nutrition monitoring form is posted on the web at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/policies.php

Explanation of risk factors is no longer required by the USDA and has been removed from the monitoring form.  ER# 2.06000 Initial Nutrition Education Contact will be revised to reflect this change, but is not yet updated. It is still required that all applicable risk factors be assigned and that education that is provided is documented. Contact your district nutritionist if you have questions.

SUBJECT 4: National Voter Registration Training. The National Voter Registration Training located on the WIC website at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wictraining/lwpnewemployeetraining.php is currently unavailable. The link was disabled and if the link is clicked on, you will receive a message stating “Under Construction”. This issue is being addressed and notification will be sent out when the training is available to use. If you have any questions, please contact your Administrative TA for assistance at 1-800-392-8209.

SUBJECT 5: CEU Corner.
Seafood Nutrition: Benefits from Sea to Table
This recorded webinar, presented by Dr. Judith Rodriguez, will provide the updated research, topics, and recommendations outlined in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines regarding seafood and the associated health benefits it provides in the human diet. Attendees will learn how to address the common misconceptions surrounding seafood and be provided with tools that can be used to better help educate clients about incorporating seafood into their diets. The rate for this Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) webinar is $19 for members and $49 for nonmembers.


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Platte County Health Department. Platte County WIC Clinic in Parkville/Platte City, MO is looking for a part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor who will work with WIC team members to encourage and support breastfeeding among WIC participants. This position will counsel pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers by telephone and in the WIC office, as well as teach prenatal and breastfeeding classes with approved lesson plans provided by the WIC Department. Current or previous enrollment in WIC preferred. Position requires two days of training to become a peer counselor. Fax resume to (816) 587-6028, Attention: WIC Coordinator. Position open until filled.

JOB POSTING: WIC Clerk - Platte County Health Department. Platte County Health Department WIC is seeking a WIC Clerk. This position is responsible for helping to determine eligibility of WIC participants by performing income assessment, and obtaining and entering participant information. Other duties include but are not limited to answering phones, scheduling, and basic office duties. Strong customer service skills are required. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Office, computer, and WIC experience preferred. Position is available for 5 days a week, full time (40 hrs./week). Please mail or fax cover letter and resume to:

WIC Coordinator
Platte County Health Department
1201 East Street
Parkville, Mo 64152
Fax: 816-587-6028

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department. This position assists with administering the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, while following the policies and procedures established by the federal and state government. The Nutritionist will also provide nutrition and breastfeeding counseling for the participants. No supervisory responsibilities; limited budgetary responsibilities. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a nutrition related field with at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition; including at least one course in Diet Therapy and one course in Community Nutrition. For more information, and to apply online, visit our website at www.stjoemo.info. A transcript, cover letter, and resume must be submitted with the application.

The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.